In Jan 2017 being terribly overweight and unfit and having a long standing dream to be able to run a marathon I set myself the following goals.
- Lose 10lbs
- Run a marathon by the end of the year
- Do 1 chin up
The means I settled on were: the Slow Carb Diet, cold showers and various exercise plans off the 'net. Now one year on (Jan 2018)
- I've lost 40lbs,
- Run a marathon, two half-marathons, three 10k, one 5k and around thirty Parkrun 5ks,
- Can regularly do 5 chin ups.
I couldn't have done it without the support and encouragement from my wife, and all the people who sponsored me on my marathon but also the following people made it possible
Tim Ferriss (Slow Carb Diet)
Alan Broodryk (NHS knee and hip specialist and former ultrarunner)
Jason Fitzgerald (Strength Running Warm ups and running plan)
Nick Nilsson (chin up specialist)
The Forest Rec Parkrun Volunteers
In 2018 I'm hoping to run my first ultra marathon.